Inverse-Square Law

Definition - What does Inverse-Square Law mean?

In gardening, the Inverse-Square Law is a theory centered around the distance that separates the light source from the plants. According to this theory, if the distance is doubled, then your plants may yield at least four times as much as before. It is important to carefully calculate the distance between the plants and the light sources to ensure that the plants are exposed to adequate lighting.

MaximumYield explains Inverse-Square Law

Inverse-Square Law is commonly used in hydroponics. According to botanists, hydroponic plants thrive best when exposed to longer and sunnier days. As a result, it is important to position the lights close enough to provide adequate heat but far enough to increase the yield.

A common mistake when implementing the Inverse-Square Law is to place the light sources too far away. This has for effect to starve the leaves of light and impacts the plant’s development and growth. To compensate, the plants may try to stretch towards the light sources and structurally weaken themselves in the process.

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